It was a lovely Saturday evening at St. Mark's Episcopal Church-Banquet Hall, and melodic music filled the hall thanks to the musical stylings of our guest singers, words of encouragement form our guest speaker and elegant buffet from a local chef.
In the past ten years, so many of of you joined Sister Girl and did so much to raise money to support orphaned and at risk children in Liberia.
You’ve donated, purchased tickets and t-shirts, attended events, visited project sites, lent your time and talents, sold tickets and more. Together, you’ve impacted the lives of hundreds of children in Liberia.
Providing Access to Middle/Junior High School Education
Education is a vital need for all children in the community and especially for the girls.
In Bandor there is one elementary school.
The middle/high school is miles away from Bandor.
Largely only boys are allowed to travel far away for the next level after completing their elementary education.
Most girls return home after elementary and are either married off or shuttled to become home helpers.
Access to a secondary level of education will enable students to attain the Junior High School Examination Certificate upon graduation.
Enrollment ratios for girls as a whole in Liberia is reported by UNICEF to be as low as 12 percent.
Overall Goal: Focus on providing accessible education to the children of the community, especially the girls, by building a middle/junior high school complete with teachers' quarters.